Hungarian lawmakers have effectively barred same-sex couples from adopting children, in Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s latest crackdown on LGBTQ rights in Hungary. On Tuesday, politicians passed a bill redefining marriage as between a man and a woman. Lydia Gall at Human Rights Watch criticized Hungary’s ongoing efforts targeting its LGBTQ community.
Lydia Gall: “This latest attack on the LGBT community in Hungary really shows the importance — emergency — of why EU funds should be linked to the respect for rule of law and our common European values. And that’s clearly not happening now. Rather, the government has chosen another path which cements intolerance, rejects diversity and inclusivity. And this really has no business in the European Union.”